Metropolis: The Ending is a Real Downer
|Tima revealed for what she is|
|Tima with a dove|
|The visuals really hearken back to the 1927 original|
Everybody seems to like the film, though it did not make much money by Hollywood standards. That may have been partly caused by the unfortunate coincidence of its release soon after the September 11 2001 attack, to which some scenes bear an uncanny resemblance. The story is fairly predictable, but the animation is of the highest caliber. There is a mix of 2D and 3D, with the 3D used sparingly. The colors change from pastels in the peaceful opening scenes to dark and vivid colors as things get desperate.
|What a motley crew!|
|Vibrant, dark, edgy colors|
|Looks a bit like NYC already does, actually|
|The trippy DVD cover really captures the spirit of "Metropolis"|
Below is one of my (and probably everyone's) favorite scenes from "Metropolis." It is a very poignant sequence, to the strains of Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" (not on the soundtrack).